Adams Conducts Adams


Friday, March 27, 2020 10:30AM
Powell Hall

Adams Conducts Adams





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Adams Conducts Adams


John Adams, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture
J. ADAMS Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

As a teenager, John Adams saved for weeks to buy his first LP, Sibelius' First Symphony, and the music was a revelation. On its cover was an image of a winter’s forest, matching the nature of the music within. Today, Adams leads this work alongside his own gritty, funky new piano concerto, played by Jeremy Denk, a world-traveling virtuoso and MacArthur “genius.”